Beef Sliders_4

If you havenโ€™t heard of sliders before, they are an American invention and are basically mini burgers. They are perfect for party nibbles and this particular recipe has sweet caramelised onion and salty blue cheese served alongside.

Serves 4
2 tablespoons rapeseed oil
2 red onions, peeled and finely sliced
Sea salt and ground black pepper
500g beef mince
1 heaped teaspoons Dijon mustard
1 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
60g blue cheese, cut into 8 slices
8 mini burger baps
2 Baby Gem lettuce, leaves separated
2 large tomatoes, cut into slices, to garnish
8 cornichons, to garnish
Tomato ketchup, to serve

Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a frying pan overย a high heat. Add the red onions and cook for a fewย minutes until they are slightly coloured, then reduceย the heat and cook gently for about 8 minutes untilย softened right down. Season with sea salt and set asideย to cool completely.

Combine the beef, mustard and Worcestershire sauceย in a large mixing bowl and season with sea salt andย ground black pepper. Form the meat mixture intoย 8 mini burger patties and place on a plate, cover withย cling film and set aside in the fridge until you are ready
to fry them.

To cook the burgers, heat the remaining oil in a largeย frying pan over a high heat. Fry the burgers forย 3 minutes on either side until they are cooked all theย way through. When you turn the burgers in the pan,ย add a slice of blue cheese to each one.ย 

To serve, split the bread baps and fi ll with Baby Gemย lettuce leaves, a slice of tomato, the burgers, someย caramelised onions and a good dollop of ketchup โ€“ addย some cornichons on the side!